Configuring Oracle ODBC Driver Fails With : "System Error Code 14001: The Application has Failed to Start Because its Side-by-side Configuration is Incorrect."

(Doc ID 1318061.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle ODBC Driver - Version 11.2.0.2 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 01-Jan-2014***


Symptoms

When creating a system DSN with the 32-bit administrator. The following error occurs:


The error text from the screen shot is:

Microsoft ODBC Administrator
The setup routines for the Oracle in instantclient_11_2 ODBC driver
could not be loaded due to system error code 14001: The application
has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.
Please see the application event log or use the command-line
systrace.exe tool for more detail. (C:\Program Files\instantclient_11_2\SQORAS32.DLL).

A second screen shot shows the following error:


The error txt from the screen shot is:
Driver's ConfigDSN, ConfigDriver, or ConfigTranslator failed
Errors Found:

The setup routines for the Oracle in instantclient_11_2 ODBC driver
could not be loaded due to system error code 14001: The application
has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.
Please see the application event log or use the command-line
systrace.exe tool for more detail. (C:\Program Files\instantclient_11_2\SQORAS32.DLL).

Cause

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